By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard
WEST GREENWICH â The day after Cris Lopez moved to West Greenwich from Providenceâs inner city, his former house was targeted in a drive-by shooting. The attackers returned and broke in, climbing through his bedroom window.
âIf we were still there, I would be dead,â he says. âItâs so much safer here.â
He has blossomed at Exeter-West Greenwich High School in the ensuing five years, becoming a star on the undefeated soccer team and a very popular guy who calls himself âa social butterfly.â
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